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Old 11-14-17, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ThomasGS4 View Post
I know the quality of my photos aren't great, however here are a few pages of Lexus marketing material that I have on the 1997 SC. Have a look!




would it be possible for you to color copy those pages and sell them to us 97 owners please
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^ Heck, I'd be ok with him scanning this pages digitally in high res then posting them up here. This stuff needs to be preserved forever
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ThomasGS4, there should be one more page under the 1997 SC3/400 file. It should show interior options. If I remember right, it should show all 3 interior color options (black, tan, and 2-tone) and whatever other interior options where available in 97. Cell phone maybe?
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I'll have them scanned in. Also, I unfortunately do not have the interior option page. The 4 pages I posted in here are all that I have.
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Bump! Recently saw a 1/120 listed on Craigslist; vin # is JT8CD32Z3V0037547 Sil/Blk with 225k miles, located in Los Altos, CA. Listed for $5k.

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^^^ Thanks ThomasGS4 , we now have 79 accounted for


UPDATED LIST

# on the bottom of Door Tag - Prod Month - VIN last 7 - CL Member - Location

1997 Production - Model 1997 (LAST YEAR THE 5speed SC300 was manufactured)

??? - JAN - 0039571 - Naiwst - FL
046 - JAN - 0039598 - VInStarz - NY
289 - JAN - 0039770 - 187 - NY
097 - FEB - 0040209 - gerrb - GA
051 - MAR - 0040546 - soarrabun - GA

288 - MAR - 0040550 - BigBang - TX
471 - MAR - 0040561 - ThomasGS4

231 - MAR - 0040608 - Bramos24 - FL
927 - MAR - 0040661 - One120 - NY
245 - MAR - 0040814 - Chitoe - DE

223 - MAY - 1000069 - myLEXsc400 - IL
446 - MAY - 1000166 - jabbajt -LA
453 - MAY - 1000168 - xshurikx -NY
582 - MAY - 1000260 - ar3 - CA

907 - JUN - 1000374 - pdclark - MN
370 - JUN - 1000579 - My97sc300 - SC

??? - JUN - 1000677- UniqSC - SC
??? - JUL - 1000814 - Careet - IL

921 - JUL - 1000834 - jmorando05 - NJ
940 - JUL - 1000843 - OurSC120 - NH
030 - JUL - 1000877 - Shayy - MO
046 - JUL - 1000883 - Evans4g63 - NY
282 - JUL - 1000969 - gerrb - GA
812 - JUL - 1001158 - 1of120 - CA
169 - AUG - 1001324 - Brucelee28 - CA

1996 Production - Model 1997

855 - AUG - 0037616 - ashtray - TX
793 - AUG - 0037701 - regulate - VA

072 - AUG - 0037798 - Ezroni - CA
328 - OCT - 0038170 - crypto79 - MD








List of cars whose VIN seems to indicate that they are part of this list

VIN Number - Known INFO about car

1997 Production - Model 97
JT8CD32ZXV0040025 Post #588 of this thread 07/20/15 wrecked and totalled
JT8CD32ZXV0040056 Post #182 of this thread 10/28/09, Blk/T 165kmi Houston, Tx Clean title stock soarer badges craigslist $9.5k
JT8CD32Z6V0040071 Post #146 of this thread 08/30/09, Wht/T 120kmi Milford, Ct Clean title stock AutoT Chips Auto $8.9k x vin# 08/30/09
JT8CD32Z6V0040152 Blk/Blk 100kmi New Orleans, La Lex Dealer mint
JT8CD32Z3V0040240 Post # 42 of this thread , Wht/T 114kmi Bellevue,Wa prv seller great cond $10.9k vin#
JT8CD32Z8V0040251 Post #481 of this thread 12/08.14 Wht/T 127kmi Orlando,FL mint, stock, prv seller
JT8CD32Z8V0040430 Post #103 of this thread 07/17/09 , wrecked , CGrP/T 260kmi Fremont, Ca Salvage auction IAAI
JT8CD32Z8V0040475 Post #355 of this thread 11/16//12 wrecked and totalled
JT8CD32Z1V0040561 Post #283 of this thread 11/05/10, Wht/B 125kmi Ft Worth, Tx Clean Title, Clean stock 18s’ Sewell Lexus $8k SuperCPA
JT8CD32Z7V0040581 Wht/T 95kmi LAUREL, MD Clean stock CL Member Karwan $10.5k/7.6k vin#
JT8CD32Z2V0040598 Blk 94kmi Columbus,Oh prv seller james riley $8.2k x vin#
JT8CD32Z5V0040661 Post #38 of this thread 07/08/09 , PltMt 75kmi Pompano Be, FL clean private sale 15.9k - pl mt vin# /
JT8CD32Z3V0040710 RRd 195kmi Arlington,Tx mint/1 owner whole 4.75/6.5k x vin
JT8CD32Z5V0040725 Found at Cargurus (mableton, ga)
JT8CD32Z7V0040726 Wht/T 134kmi Hollywood, Fl Dealer clean Greenfield Auto $7.9k vin# Sold $6995 06/09
JT8CD32Z6V0040927 Post #67 of this thread 07/10/09, Blk/Blk 92kmi So, Ca Clean heavy mod CL Member Reamemiya $21k vin#02/09/09
JT8CD32Z6V0040958 Post #45 of this thread 07/08/09, Blk/Blk unk SF/Bay, Ca Clean stock C. Nguyen Craigslist $10.6k vin# 6/17/09
JT8CD32Z2V1000001 Post #44 of this thread 07/08/09 , Red/T 179K FRANKLIN, TN Clean Trenton Wright
JT8CD32Z7V1000026 Post #37 of this thread 07/08/09
JT8CD32Z1V1000071 Post #152 of this thread 09/27/09, CGrp/T 114kmi Princeton,NJ Clean title stock Autotrdr Baker Jeep $8.9k x vin#
JT8CD32Z7V1000088 Post #40 of this thread 07/08/09, Blk/T 69kmi Greatneck, NY Dealer Mint Find Great Cars N/A vin#
JT8CD32Z4V1000100 Post #108 of this thread 07/21/09 , CGrp/T 131kmi Davie, Fl Salvage but clean Ebay $6.9K vin# 07/24/09
JT8CD32Z3V1000122 Post #191 of this thread 12/04/09, RRed/T 135kmi Dulles, Va Clean title stock wheels clean craigslist $6.7k
JT8CD32Z3V1000153 Red 130kmi Stockton,Ca Beat salvage prv sale ebay n/a
JT8CD32Z3V1000226 Post #304 of this thread 03/26/11 wrecked
JT8CD32Z3V1000337 Post #304 of this thread current project o dAng_bAy
JT8CD32Z7V1000382 Post#762 of this thread 07/29/17
JT8CD32Z8V1000438 Post #41 of this thread 07/08/09, Red/T 123kmi Ft. Lauderdale, Fl Mint modded 2jzgte prvt sale ebay vin#
JT8CD32Z8V1000469 Post #141 of this thread 08/14/09, Blk/T 160kmi Lynn, Ma Mint clean title craigslist $6.3k vin# 08/10/09
JT8CD32Z7V1000625 Post #139 of this thread 08/10/09, 148k miles for sale by gee3749 CL classified 10/06/16
JT8CD32Z7V1000656 Post #177 of this thread 10/26/09, Wht/T 84kmi Felton, De Clean title stock very clean Autotrdr Seacoast Mtrs $11.9
JT8CD32Z2V1000693 Post #43 of this thread 07/08/09, Red/T 125kmi Miami, Fl Salvage rear end damage Ebay $2.8k? vin#
JT8CD32Z2V1000818For Sale on Craigslist 04/13/17 in AZ
JT8CD32Z7V1000950 Post #39 of this thread 07/08/09 , Red/T 123kmi Coral Springs, Fl Mint Cl Member NPSC303 modded $5k/8k vin#
JT8CD32Z7V1001158 Post #161 of this thread 10/04/09, Blk/T 80kmi Littleton,Co Clean title stock good Autotrdr jfrcars 9.9 x x vin# 10/03/09
JT8CD32Z4V1001245 Post #732 of this thread 03/17/17 Parted out .. was wrecked and car is in FL
JT8CD32Z4V1001246 Post 343 of this thread 09/12/12 Blk / Beige salvage title and auctioned

1996 Production - Model 1997
JT8CD32Z9V0037522 Post #673 of this thread 10/01/16, 14,974 original miles. 3K7 rose quartz, San Diego Craiglist Ad
JT8CD32Z2V0037541 Post #52 of this thread 07/08/09 , CGrP 158kmi LB, Ca clean CL mem/prv sale 6.5k - cgrp vin#
JT8CD32Z3V0037547 Post #785 of this thread 12/30/17 Sil/Blk with 225k miles, located in Los Altos, CA
JT8CD32Z4V0037556 Post #143 of this thread 08/15/09, Bur/Iv 99kmi Chandler,Az Mint clean title Autotrdr Chdlr Lexus $12.9k vin# 08/15/09
JT8CD32Z5V0037565 Post # 286 of this thread 12/17/10
JT8CD32Z5V0037596 Post # 347 of this thread 10/30/12 White
JT8CD32Z7V0037616 Wht/ blt/t 84kmi Laredo, Texas Clean title good custom int CL mem Ashtray nfs x x 10/17/09
JT8CD32Z8V0037639 Post #467 of this thread 11/1614 1Red / Ivory 5spd with a factory gold package
JT8CD32Z2V0037717 Post #46 of this thread 07/08/09 , BlkO 126kmi Atl, Ga clean whole/consmnt x vin#
JT8CD32Z6V0037798 BLK/T 94K Seattle Wa, Clean Title, Mint Condition, Craigslist, $8.7k, CL Member: 2BENVD
JT8CD32Z0V0038106 Post #48 of this thread 07/08/09 , BlkO 140kmi LB, Ca clean whole lot/deal 12.8k -
JT8CD32Z6V0038157 Post #138 of this thread 08/10/09, Blk/T 102kmi ,Al Clean title Sam Rice vehix.com $9.2k vin#
JT8CD32Z5V0038795 Post #271 of this thread 05/25/10
JT8CD32Z4V0039176 RRed/T 168kmi Santa Monica, Az Clean Title, Clean stock Ebay $4k start vin# 01/24/11



NOTE :

* The list mentions the last known owner. If the new owner doesn't claim the VIN then it is still under the old owner. There are a few on the list which I know have already been sold.

* This list basically now has 79 5speed SC300 .

History Table for the Soarer Model: JZZ31 3.0ltr -> month and year a car rolled out of the factory by their VIN (serial #)


Here is a table I lifted from Wikipedia that can be informative . Looks like this info is based on Calendar Year. The annotations in blue are references from which the editors lifted the numbers. Looks like they have lumped the 1991 production with the 1992 that is why the number of production is a lot bigger than sales and technically the Lexus SC model started in 1992. So is the 120 number only for the 1997 calendar year manufactured vehicles ? I still don't know ! Hope one day we will find a more credible source and will find out .

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It's fun having some of the rare models.

We have about 250 accounted for UZZ32 active suspension Soarers out of 873. Mines number 32

Nice to see the stats on the UZZ30L 1997-2000, also a rarer model being 5 speed auto and VVTi
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I wonder if that brochure page from the Lexus Knowledge Center was made when they started selling the 1997 models in 1996 which means that they knew only 120 manual SC300 will be manufactured . That means, the 120 includes the model 1997 produced in 1996.

OR ... was it produced in 1997 and they knew that they were only producing that much 5 speed in 1997 .

OR ... was it after the fact brochure ? Still curious ... though the production table indicates Calendar Year Production.

Having 79 Model 1997 SC300 5 speed accounted for seems like a pretty good percentage already. Hopefully one day , we get nearer the actual production number.
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Originally Posted by gerrb View Post
I wonder if that brochure page from the Lexus Knowledge Center was made when they started selling the 1997 models in 1996 which means that they knew only 120 manual SC300 will be manufactured . That means, the 120 includes the model 1997 produced in 1996.

OR ... was it produced in 1997 and they knew that they were only producing that much 5 speed in 1997 .

OR ... was it after the fact brochure ? Still curious ... though the production table indicates Calendar Year Production.

Having 79 Model 1997 SC300 5 speed accounted for seems like a pretty good percentage already. Hopefully one day , we get nearer the actual production number.
I am leaning towards the 120 including '97 model year cars that were produced in '96. For example, all '92 model year SC400s that were produced in '91 are counted in with '92s that were produced in '92.

Another example is the '05 second generation GS430; they were all produced in '04, but are all for the '05 model year and are counted as such.
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You probably are right . And that is what I thought of with regards the 1992 which included the 1991 productions .

It is just that the Production Table kinda confuses the hell out of me when it says Calendar year .... WHICH more likely meant Model Year . I wish we get a definitive answer to this.

At any rate , that means we are getting nearer to account the Model 1997 SC300 5 speed. We have basically 2/3 of them if that is the case.
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Took these today since she is now 21 years old. You'd think it was 1997 again!



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They really are stunningly good looking cars, if they were an Alfa and built like they are with that inline 6 they would be $100k cars
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The SC will never go out of style, shape-wise, in my book. Simply a stunning car...even the ones that are run down still look decent..
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1997 SC300 5 speed with VIN # JT8CD32Z3V0040710 with 219k miles is currently for sale in Austin TX Craigslist for $7500 . That car is currently on the list we are maintaining. Probably still a one owner car since at 195k it looks like the original owner still had it.

Thanks Ezroni for the heads up !
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The more I think about it, the more I believe 1997 5-speed SC's were only made from August 1996 until August 1997... Looking at the JZZ31 Soarer chart VINs and comparing them to the list we have so far, we haven't found a single one yet past 08/97's VIN.. Coincidence? Could be.. But I believe only ten manuals were made per month. Just a thought
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